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Reelection of Xi, Putin worries West

By Our Reporter Xi Jinping in China and Vladimir Putin in Russia were reelected as Presidents with a big margin of votes, sending ripples to the Western world.  The European and the US leaders were so shocked by the reelection of Putin that they had not even greeted him two …

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Oli becomes the all-time strongest Prime Minister of Nepal

By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has become the most powerful prime minister of Nepal after the democratic revolution of 1951 and the second PM to enjoy a two-thirds majority in the parliament after B. P. Koirala in 1960. PM Oli managed to receive three-fourths votes in the …

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Pakistani Prime Minister’s visit a significant gesture

By Our Reporter The two-day official visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to Nepal has signaled the importance of Nepal in South Asian politics. Pakistani Prime Minister Abbasi arrived in Kathmandu on Monday to congratulate Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on being elected the Prime Minister of …

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Rainbow parliament’s session kicks off

By Our Reporter The members of the Federal Parliament took the oath of office on Sunday. During the swearing-in ceremony, the parliament looked like a rainbow as the lawmakers of different political parties appeared in their traditional attire reflecting their ethnicity. Only the lawmakers from the UML and the NC …

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India positive to review 1950 treaty and other agreements

By Our Reporter The 7th meeting of the Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations concluded on in Kathmandu on Sunday with the Indian side signaling positive signs on reviewing all the past treaties and agreements reached with Nepal, including the controversial treaty of 1950. As both the neighbours are …

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UML and MC sign unification deal

By Our Reporter After holding several rounds of marathon meetings between CPN-UML chair K. P. Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the two parties agreed to the bases for their merger. The two communist parties which had forged electoral alliance in a dramatic move in October last year, …

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UML and Maoist Centre reach final stage of unification

By Our Reporter It has been almost three months since the first phase elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies concluded. But the country is yet to get a new government of the left alliance that clinched absolute majority, short by a few seats for a two-thirds majority, …

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Has India changed her Nepal policy?

By Our Political Observer What Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special envoy and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and our prime minister in waiting KP Sharma Oli talked about during their 45 minutes long one-on-one meeting last week in Kathmandu we don’t know. However, Indians were very happy, according …

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Oli-Dahal yet to find unification key

By Our Reporter The unification process between the CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre has not made any important headway although chiefs of both the parties have been holding one meeting after another to accelerate the unification process. It seems instead of doing concrete works on the unification, the two top …

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UML-Maoist unification process in dilemma

By Our Reporter Although the supreme leaders of UML and Maoist Center have been giving top priority to the UML-Maoist unification of the two left parties, there is no further development in such a unification. Immediately after KP Sharma Oli’s return from Bangkok, the two supreme leaders held talks but …

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